We found 11 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept CIGNA Plans near Oakland, CA.

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Griffin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Griffin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Griffin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, DIEP flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rex Edward Moulton-Barrett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
2070 Clinton Avenue; 4th Floor East
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett is a medical specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Moulton-Barrett (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Moulton-Barrett's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). After attending the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences for medical school, Dr. Moulton-Barrett completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Moulton-Barrett is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Howard-Luke Chin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 810
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chin is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. Dr. Chin's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chin (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and German. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Chin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael G Cedars, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cedars' area of specialization is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cedars is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Cedars's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Cedars graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cedars has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahin M Javaheri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Regent Street; Number 626
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Javaheri is a plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Fairfield, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Javaheri's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javaheri takes. Dr. Javaheri's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Donnis Stacy Hobson, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 202
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Donnis Hobson is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Oakland, CA and San Mateo, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hobson include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hobson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing her residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hobson attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and San Mateo Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Kahn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3120 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Richard Kahn is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Oakland, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Kahn completed his residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Kahn is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen Theresa Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Berkeley, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Consorti has a special interest in surgical procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Consorti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Consorti trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Elyse Marcovis, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 212
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Karen Marcovis' medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Marcovis has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Her education and training includes medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. She is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marcovis's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shoko Emily Abe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Shoko Abe works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Emeryville, CA and Dublin, CA. Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Dr. Abe's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Abe is conversant in Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Albert Stanten, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3100 Summit Street; Suite 2600
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Steven Stanten is a medical specialist in general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer surgery. Dr. Stanten honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Stanten (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Stanten is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Heller Myotomy, Surgical ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.

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